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NASA: Toxic Sludge in Hungary

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    On Oct. 4, 2010, an accident occurred at the Ajkai Timföldgyar alumina (aluminum oxide) plant in western Hungary, when a corner wall of a waste-retaining pond broke, releasing a torrent of toxic red sludge down a local stream. Several nearby towns were inundated, including Kolontar and Devecser, where the sludge was up to 6.5 feet deep in places. Four people were killed immediately, several more were missing and dozens of residents were hospitalized for chemical burns. On Oct. 9, 2010, the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite captured this natural-color image of the area. Image Credit: NASA (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)
     
  2. Starbeast from Planet X

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    That is so horrible, I hope the problem can be cleaned up quickly.
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Recent news reports are painting an even bleaker picture... that some of the remaining dam walls are also on the brink of collapsing and that the sludge flow has now reached the Danube river. :(
     

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